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Search for all posts by this user: don't work

  1. Jan 4, 2004 #1
    Have you the same problem?
    When I go to a member's page and open the 'Search for all posts by this user." link I receive the first page with his last posts. That's Ok. But when I try to open his older posts (page 2, 3 ... last) I just get that first page back.
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  3. Jan 4, 2004 #2
    Yes the same prob. is cropping from here too
  4. Jan 4, 2004 #3
    This is a well known problem and we don't have plans to correct it until we upgrade.
  5. Jan 8, 2004 #4
    sounds like Microsoft
  6. Jan 26, 2004 #5
    I was about to report this problem myself and decided I'd do a search to see if someone else already has. So here I am.

    So no plans to fix eh? :frown: That's too bad. I've had to get creative to try to get to the post I'm looking for. Sometimes it just doesn't work.
  7. Feb 6, 2004 #6
    Offtopic: On another forum I used to visit, after redoing the whole site layout and upgraded the forums they also got rid of all the previous posts so people had to start over again. And it was owned by the Government, figured they should know better. But apparently not.
  8. Feb 6, 2004 #7

    Tom Mattson

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    FWIW, I have had luck using Google to find posts.
  9. Feb 7, 2004 #8
    How to search-return ALL of a user's posts

    I'm pretty sure you can access all pages of a user-posts search if you use the general search function (top-tight corner of this page).
    https://www.physicsforums.com/search.php?s= [Broken]

    Just <Search By User Name> without putting anything in the <Search By Keyword> box. Select <Sort Results By...> <last posting date> <in ascending order>, and that user's posts will be returned in the order of oldest to newest.

    Just a note: it didn't work the very first time I tried it, but I think I had something in the <Search By Keyword> box. It has worked every time I have tried it, since then.

    *edit: fixed typo*

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  10. Feb 7, 2004 #9


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    I use the search button at the top of the page. Type in user name (be exact) and click search. I always get a list with pages I can access.
  11. Feb 14, 2004 #10
    Re: How to search-return ALL of a user's posts

    The problem with that is it doesn't give you the exact post of the User. It only gives you the threads they posted in.
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  12. Feb 14, 2004 #11


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    It does. You simply need to tell it to display the results as posts, and not as thread titles.
  13. Feb 14, 2004 #12
    You're right, it sure does! but the posts from page one is still the same as page three!
  14. Mar 9, 2004 #13
    'Show results as posts' causes problem to reemerge

    Hmmm, you're right, The Professional. Searching with the upper-right-corner search button fixes the problem, but selecting the Show results as posts radio button breaks it again.

    A labor-intensive way around this is to select the and older radio button and select from the accompanying drop-down box the latest date of the first page of previous hits.

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